I am a cancer patient. I have about six months to live without a transplant. I suffer from memory loss and encalofamy due to the side affects from the medications I am on. I unknowingly stole a $5 lighter and the police gave me a citation with an $800 bail. The DA in Churchill County NV decided to file a criminal complant on me for Peti-Theft. What should I do? [email protected]
1 Answer from Attorneys
Wow, your case sounds compelling! First of all, I would recommend that you contact every criminal defense attorney in Fallon and see if they would represent you on a pro bono basis. Obviously, it makes little economic sense to hire an attorney for an $800 case, but I feel your case should be fought on principle, which might persuade an attorney to help you for little/no charge. You might also ask to speak directly to the elected district attorney about the office charging decision, as it may have been made by a deputy without knowledge of the unique circumstances of your case. Based upon what you said, without more, you certainly have a defensible case and should fight it, even if you do so yourself.
Good luck in both your legal and health endeavors.
Related Questions & Answers
Is it legal for police to question a subject before reading them their Miranda... Asked 6/21/13, 6:36 pm in United States Nevada Criminal Law
Suppose a crime is committed on an aircraft that is registered in the US, flying... Asked 5/23/13, 7:47 pm in United States Nevada Criminal Law
If you are being questioned and the police ask you where a certain object is and you... Asked 5/22/13, 6:19 pm in United States Nevada Criminal Law
Do I have a right to a copy of my arrest report ? The district att. said I can have... Asked 5/22/13, 11:54 am in United States Nevada Criminal Law
I was recently stopped while riding my bicycle home because my back tail-light went... Asked 5/21/13, 7:04 am in United States Nevada Criminal Law